William Grady Pool

Opens June 1st 

916 W. Lincoln Ave.


Facility Information

  • Heated to an Average of 82°
  • 25-Meter Pool with Lap Lanes
  • Depth is 3 Feet, 6 Inches to 5 Feet   Belvidere Park District 094
  • Vortex Slide NEW in 2012
  • 4 Shade Structures
  • Spacious Deck
  • Two 1-Meter Diving Boards
  • One 3-Meter Diving Board
  • Wading Pool for Under 48”
  • Basketball Court
  • Large & Small Water Mushroom Features
  • Fun ‘n Sun Are
  • Picnic Tables
  • Children’s Playground
  • Grassy Area

Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training

Belvidere Park District lifeguards have completed water safety training and testing conducted by Ellis & Associates.  E&A is recognized as the leader in aquatic risk management and lifeguard training.  Each lifeguard must pass the 20 hour International Lifeguard Training Program that includes First Aid/CPR/AED and water rescue skills.  All lifeguards are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of in service each month.  E&A conducts surprise audits to review the facility and staff performance throughout the summer.

General Pool Information

Requirements mandated by the Illinois State Health Department:

  • All patrons MUST wear a swimsuit. No athletic wear.
  • All toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper or rubber pants.
    • Swim diapers can be purchased at the cashier desk. A regular diaper will not be permitted in the pool.
  • Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied at all times by someone at least 14 years of age.
  • All life jackets (PFD) must have Coast Guard Approval. Life jackets are available upon request with a deposit.
  • Outside floats, rafts, and noodles will not be allowed in either pool.
  • No refunds will be given for paid admission.
  • No diving is allowed except off the diving boards. A weak swimmer may be required to pass a swim test before using the diving boards.
  • Food and drink are allowed on the concession deck and Fun ‘n Sun areas ONLY.
  • Outside food will be allowed inside of William Grady Pool.  Small coolers only.  Styrofoam coolers will not be permitted at any time.
    • Glass and alcohol are not allowed on Belvidere Park District property.
  • Smoking within the facility or fenced-in perimeter is not permitted.  No person shall smoke in a public place within 15 feet of any entrance to a public place or place of employment.
  • Cell phone use is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Individuals may lose their swimming privileges due to pool rule infractions.
  • Additional rules are posted at William Grady Pool.